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    At the moment I am bringing the rest of my vinyl out of storage, with most of them looking in good nick, although there are a few duplicates and a few questionable purchases. Of the ones that have seen better days, there are few I would like to replace.
    Should I be hunting down original pressings or looking at replacing them with audiophile versions?
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    It's a good question and a bone of contention to many.
    Overall good brand audiophile recordings will likely be best imo.
    But many old originals are top quality so it does mean often ChecKing online as to the best version.
    Usually I will go for a new one as its less likely to have been abused.

    I now play records so rarely I probably should do away with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    It's a good question and a bone of contention to many.
    Overall good brand audiophile recordings will likely be best imo.
    But many old originals are top quality so it does mean often ChecKing online as to the best version.
    Usually I will go for a new one as its less likely to have been abused.

    I now play records so rarely I probably should do away with them.

    He runs and ducks lol
    Might promote a wee debate, and of course I would be probably be interested in some of your stuff, if you ever do the unthinkable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcin626 View Post
    At the moment I am bringing the rest of my vinyl out of storage, with most of them looking in good nick, although there are a few duplicates and a few questionable purchases. Of the ones that have seen better days, there are few I would like to replace.
    Should I be hunting down original pressings or looking at replacing them with audiophile versions?
    Have done this loads over the years, replacing the not so 'tidy' ones as I'm a bit anal and like my vinyl to be in really nice order, including covers whenever pos.

    I've always tended to go for excellent - nm and mint original press, but as I say that's been my approach.
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    Sure it will over weekend. And if I do I might put them on here first before discogs, top book is about 9k for them all. Obviously won't manage that but will get a decent % as they are mostly n mint or better
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieGong View Post
    Have done this loads over the years, replacing the not so 'tidy' ones as I'm a bit anal and like my vinyl to be in really nice order, including covers whenever pos.

    I've always tended to go for excellent - nm and mint original press, but as I say that's been my approach.
    I might go for the audiophile version if I think it is a significant improvement but would probably look at picking a mint original if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Sure it will over weekend. And if I do I might put them on here first before discogs, top book is about 9k for them all. Obviously won't manage that but will get a decent % as they are mostly n mint or better
    It’s been an interesting few days with the floor covered with records, takes me back. Really need to pick up an RCM as well soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Sure it will over weekend. And if I do I might put them on here first before discogs, top book is about 9k for them all. Obviously won't manage that but will get a decent % as they are mostly n mint or better
    9K is a tidy sum Grant
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    Got one of them too lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Got one of them too lol
    Thought you might
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